TFY Draft Preview's Player Profile
Full Name: Ernie Sims
School: Florida State Pos: OLB
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 231 40: 4.56 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors both seasons. Junior totals included 72/10/2.5 when he intercepted two passes and broke up four more. Sophomore numbers included a career-high 86 tackles.
Pos: Explosive linebacker who displays a complete game. Fast, quickly changes direction and flashes on the scene, forcing the action. Explosive collapsing from the outside making plays, fires up the field in run defense and gets depth on drops in coverage. Outstanding lateral movement skills and effective in pursuit. Instinctive and does a good job staying with assignments.
Neg: Takes false steps to the action and is not efficient. Struggles with his back to the
Analysis: A three-down linebacker who plays bigger than his listed size, Sims has starting potential in a one-gap system. Should quickly find a starting spot at the next level once he gets get accustomed to the size/speed.